For lifelong Rochesterians, it may be easy to visualize what downtown will look like when its revitalization is complete, for it may have had a similar look and feel decades ago: Millennials heading out to a hip new restaurant, flanked ...Read More »
Any business that employs people (which is to say, nearly every business) is looking for a way to increase morale and boost productivity that doesn’t add extra weight to the personnel budget. Take a moment and ask: Who in my ...Read More »
If you’ve visited CDS Life Transitions in the last couple of years, you’ve likely met Bob Terry. Terry has worked part time as a receptionist for the agency for the last three years. That job, and the apartment Terry recently ...Read More »
“He’s been with us for just over eight years and continues to be a great addition to our team. From his wonderful and warm personality to his ever-present smile and friendly ‘hello,’ he fits right in,” Drew Hoselton, president of ...Read More »
Students in the optics technology program at Monroe Community College often have job offers before they complete their degree or certificate. Now some of the 120 optics companies in Rochester are also reaching into local high schools. The students either ...
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A 2009 high school graduate returning for her 10-year reunion might not recognize her old classrooms, which probably looked the same as when her parents sat there. “I would say that in the last six years, there’s been more change ...Read More »
More women are serving on corporate and nonprofit boards, traditionally a role dominated by men, but some of the women serving in those roles locally say there’s more work to be done to increase diversity in boardrooms.Read More »
Entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs because they have a great product or service to market, or because they want to get in on the ground floor of the next big thing or because they want to be their own boss. But independence is a tricky thing. Most business leaders will say they still need guidance.Read More »
As part of RBJ’s survey of chief executive officers this year, we added four questions about the economy. We opted to use one question-and-answer from each of the responses, choosing what we thought were the best and most informative answers ...Read More »
As the nation’s manufacturing sector contends with a middle-skills gap that may seem more like a deep chasm, Rochester-area manufacturers are divided on what that gap looks like locally and whether it has improved in recent years. Whether large or ...
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A tsunami warning has been issued for the Rochester business community. Call it the Silver Tsunami alert. As a society, we are growing old; which means the workforce is growing old. Nationally, 31 million jobs will become available next year ...Read More »
Rochester Institute of Technology, with its more than 19,000 students and focus on career-minded majors and job creation, is the fifth-largest employer in the Rochester area. Locally the university employs 4,123 people with the vast majority of those in full-time ...
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Although the once-vibrant Xerox Tower in Rochester stands vacant, Rochester’s downtown commercial real estate scene continues to reinvent itself, showing some needed resilience. “This is a very dynamic market right now, and it’s dynamic in different ways,” says Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, ...Read More »
At desk one, you might find a startup entrepreneur. Over at desk two is a self-employed person who worked from home until the lack of human interaction got to him. Then at desk three is the employee of a large ...Read More »